Letter to the Editor

Lawyers need to bone up on our freedoms

Sunday, November 16, 2003

To the editor:

Freedom of the press was guaranteed the American people years ago, and I hope the Cape Girardeau School District's attorney, Joe Russell, is aware of this.

Lawyers make mistakes just like everyone, but after the one Cape Girardeau County prosecuting attorney Morley Swingle made and then this thing with Russell, I'm beginning to lose faith in these fine lawyers.

Having reporters in meetings like the task force meeting is just a good public safeguard.

I hope Swingle and Russell will spend a few nights in the law library studying the Sunshine Law. I have faith in them and believe they will understand after they review these subjects.

ROBERT M. AUBUCHON

Jackson